BruxZir Solid Zirconia
BruxZir Solid Zirconia from Glidewell
Glidewell's BruxZir Solid Zirconia crowns and bridges combine superior strength with exceptional esthetics to provide an attractive alternative to traditional PFMs.
Glidewell's newest laboratory service is BruxZir Solid Zirconia crowns and bridges. This full-contour zirconia restoration has no porcelain overlay, making it virtually chip-proof.
The strength of BruxZir Solid Zirconia crowns and bridges makes it ideal for bruxers and grinders who have destroyed other dental restorations. Dentists may prescribe BruxZir as a more esthetic alternative to metal occlusal PFMs and full-cast metal dental restorations.
Designed and milled using CAD/CAM technology, BruxZir Solid Zirconia crowns are sintered for more than 6.5 hours at 1,530 degrees Celsius, and then glazed to a smooth surface. This tough dental restoration has rapidly gained popularity for posterior restorations, when superior strength is required but the patient is reluctant to have unsightly metal in their mouth.
Another advantage of BruxZir crowns and bridges is that it can be used when dentists must under-reduce for any number of reasons. Previously, the choices would have been limited to a cast-gold crown or a PFM with a metal occlusal. Now there is a tooth-colored, more esthetic dental option for cases with limited interocclusal space.
Dentists who are seeking a more esthetic alternative to full-cast gold or metal occlusal PFM's can prescribe their first BruxZir Solid Zirconia crown or bridge through Glidewell. 'Bob Alaburda
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